In between two E72 dates in København, they set up and played in a dorm cafeteria
. Supposedly everybody got really dosed and Donna, unable to stand at her mic, lay under Keith's piano to feed her head and chill her bones. There's a palpable dripping to the show and it's surprisingly consistent but otherwise without the remarkable highlights found elsewhere on the tour - though there is a classic Pigpen jam and an interesting sandwich. Stakladen literally means "Stacking Barn" - i.e
., Hay Loft - and was an attic cafeteria
for a student building on Aarhus campus.
First Set. Bobby seems thrown by Donna's absence on Greatest Story
. The rest is average E72 until a decent Beat it On Down the Line-8
sounds lysergic and there's a Sweet Susie Loser
. It's a Pigpen set/show. He liked both college kids and the small venues, and wasn't dosed, so it's no surprise that Next Time You See Me
is a set piece. But a killer Playin'
caps it. Oddly, the first set then has its own encore.
Second Set. Good Lovin'
is really peak Pigpen. All you need to have is a good transmission>transformation>confirmation. But imagine today rapping "she's a bitch dog in heat" (unless, of course, you're actually in a rap band, then misogyny is as de rigueur as gun violence). Jer wriggles in a different riff than the norm (@1:15) in El Paso
(and elsewhere). This show has no Dark Star (half of E72 do not), instead stretching out on Truckin'
. The jam motors to an incipient The Other One
- mostly Phil, but Bobby doesn't start the lyrics and the rest never really drop in, steering it away. Me & My Uncle
has a cool segue-in. With Pig on organ, it sort of develops and then Bobby just launches the verse. Going back to The Other One
is surprising but again they steer away after one verse - Jer doesn't bite and Billy drives with the NFA clave. Not bad, but it gets better at GDtRFB
. The final Not Fade Away
is less lysergic by this point, but still there's no encore.
Overall = 3 1/2 Stars
Playin' in the Band - jam is one of the more cohesive of E72
Good Lovin' - one of E72's mother jams and top Pigpen spiels
TOO>Me & My Uncle>TOO - Cool/unique sandwich pulled off
Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad - Second solo is fantastic
SOURCES: see Cliff Hucker, below. miller.18103
for 2nd set (and official release).